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Pisgah Pale Ale - Pisgah Brewing Co.

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183 Ratings
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Ratings: 183
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.42%
Wants: 3
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pisgah Brewing Co. visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Formerly known as Pisgah American Style Pale Ale.

Pisgah Pale is a perfect blend of rich organic malts with whole-leaf Chinook and Nugget hops. A crisp, clean profile makes this, our flagship beer, distinct. 31 I.B.U.

(Beer added by: brentk56 on 08-01-2005)
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Photo of Arenbeer
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle recieved from Mikesgroove. Thanks alot man!!!

A- Pours a golden honey orange with a thin white head that leaves decent lacing.

S- Sweet caramel pale malts with a slight earthy hop presence. Not to much there.

T- Floral earthy hops up front with a solid pale malt base. Some lemon and citrus in there as well.

M- Medium body with moderate carb and a slight bitter dryness in the finish.

Arenbeer, Aug 04, 2010
Photo of fehrminator
4/5  rDev +5.3%

fehrminator, Dec 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

dave317, May 22, 2014
Photo of zac16125
4/5  rDev +5.3%

zac16125, Thursday at 12:01 AM
Photo of baklo
4/5  rDev +5.3%

baklo, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of Paincane
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Opaque copper colored body with off-white head. Excellent lacing and head retention.
S: Sweet toffee and biscuity aromas. Lightly floral notes.
T: Caramel, bread, toffee up front with dry hoppy bitter finish. Balanced.
M: Smooth, crisp, dry brew.
O: Very drinkable APA in a can! Quite good.

Paincane, Apr 03, 2014
Photo of cosmicevan
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to my bro in law for nabbing a growler of this for my visit. I am assuming this is the same as their pale ale currently on tap. Enjoyed from a pint glass.

a - brew poured a soft brown orange that was semi transparent when held to the light. Head was thin and fizzy.

s - nice pale malts, some earthiness, but very appetizing.

t - extremely balanced pale ale. Not hoppy at all, just a classic American pale. Fresh and crisp. Clean and malty. A bit grainy, but nice overall.

m - crisp and light bodied. Could toss them back all day.

o - overall a really nice American pale ale. Malt forward and not hoppy. Classic. Solid.

cosmicevan, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of inspektor
4/5  rDev +5.3%

inspektor, Nov 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

heelsn02, Jan 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

OldTime, Jun 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

planbee, Nov 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

plinythederek, May 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Rmbr2, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of livingtodie
4/5  rDev +5.3%

livingtodie, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of BeerDawgs
4/5  rDev +5.3%

A 12oz can picked up at Brusin Ales with a 5.1 abv on the side of the can. It must fluctuate from batch to batch.

A - Copper and bronze with not much clarity, little head and not much lacing

A - Slighty citrus and hoppy, with some pale malt row in the background. Nice mix

T - A light west coast pale ale but not too hoppy. Perfect balance. Slight malty earthy feel, but finishes with a nice hop bite. Very tasty and drinkable

M - Light bodied and medium carbonation. Easy on the tongue for sure. Nothing bitter.

O - A very tasty Pale ale that is well balanced and easy to drink. A great 6 pack for the lake or camping etc. Well done.

BeerDawgs, Sep 26, 2014
Photo of mecmd
4/5  rDev +5.3%

mecmd, Feb 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

GoodOmens1986, Mar 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

ZEB89, May 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

carrollmel7, Aug 08, 2012
Photo of greencovesteve
4/5  rDev +5.3%

greencovesteve, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of baj
4/5  rDev +5.3%

baj, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of eerbayman
4/5  rDev +5.3%

eerbayman, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of Radiosox
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Radiosox, Jan 22, 2014
Photo of patre_tim
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Honey Amber and cloudy all the way, with a finger of off white yellowish creamy head. Some bubbles evident, but is so cloudy its hard to see them. Random lacing.

S: Citrus, fresh malts, a light sweetness. Feels like I’m about to drink a fresh squeezed juice. Caramel notes, light pepper note, some passion fruit.

T: Sweet and malty, hints of grapefruit engulfed in sweetness, hints of Jackfruit, light bitterness on the end. Beautiful beer that's well balanced.

M: Thick smooth body, medium light peppery carbonation.

O: Excellent beer. Drank in Asheville, NC June 17, 2014. Bought it today at Greenlife (Whole Foods). Very fresh, can’t find a date on the can but its fresh. 69% organic ingredients is labelled on the can.

patre_tim, Jun 18, 2014
Photo of jpmclaug
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a pint glass

A - Golden color with what started as a thin white head and quickly gave way to no head at all

S - Balanced smell, caramelly, sweet malts with a light hop aroma

T - Crisp, fresh, balanced taste with a faint wood flavored finish, has a decent amount of flavor but neither the malt nor hops stand out

M - Decently carbonated with a light to medium body

D - Easy to drink and is a good representation of the style. If this beer was easier to obtain I would probably pick this up more often and drink when I just wanted a simple beer that I didn't have to think about. I am a little disappointed though, I was expecting something magnificent due to the reputation of the brewery.

jpmclaug, Mar 11, 2010
Pisgah Pale Ale from Pisgah Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 183 ratings.